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Posts Tagged ‘Climate Change’

An interview with Augusta Akerman: Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featured artist.

Augusta Akerman has had a varied creative career so far but has now settled on illustration as her main focus, with beautiful results.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Augusta Akerman 'a section of my first litho print'
Augusta Akerman is yes, you got it, yet another Camberwell College of Arts graduate. She contributes a painterly image to my colouring book inspired by a love of 50s modernism. Find her in Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion, available now on Kickstarter.

Augusta Akerman 'Couples and Technology'
I love the way you draw figures, which artists have inspired you? I think they look very Henry Moore-esue
Yes you are very right! I have always been very inspired by that particular period around 1950's modernism, Festival of Britain era, having been brought up on artists like Moore, Hepworth, Ravilious and Bawden. These were the artists my parents loved, so we were always going to galleries to see this kind of work. Every summer we go to Cornwall and… read more

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Just Do It Film: Review

An astonishing movie that goes behind the scenes of climate activism during 2009... from Climate Camp to the COP15 protests in Copenhagen and beyond.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Just Do It by Gareth A Hopkins. Last weekend I went to the premiere of Just Do It in a central London squat: a beautiful old chapel on Shaftesbury Avenue […]

Crayfish Bob’s at the Two Degrees Festival by Arts Admin at Toynbee Hall

The American Signal Crayfish has been busy decimating our native environment since it was first introduced in the 1970s. At Crayfish Bob's pop up shack we helped get rid of them by gobbling up some yummy crayfish with a little bit of help from Clare Patey, Blanch and Shock and Urban Wines (from Tooting).

Written by Amelia Gregory

Crayfish Bob’s. All photography by Amelia Gregory. This week Two Degrees is hosting Crayfish Bob’s al fresco pop up crayfish shack every evening in the paved courtyard next to Toynbee […]

All aboard the Craftivist Collective and Climate Rush campaign to end excessive train fares!

UK train fares are some of the most expensive in Europe, and they are about to rise further, at great cost to both people and planet. The Craftivist Collective and Climate Rush are taking a stand.

Written by Hannah Bullivant

Train Illustration by Alison Day I love trains. I’m actually sat on one right now, as I write. The sun is just beginning to set and the pylons are casting […]

Climate Change Documentary: Beyond the Brink

Amelia's Magazine interviews Ross Harrison, the young filmmaker behind Beyond the Brink

Written by Sally Mumby-Croft

Ross Harrison, Director and Writer of Beyond the Brink, Illustration by Francesca Bourne Beyond the Brink is young filmmaker Ross Harrison’s personal investigation into the debate on Climate Change. After feeling […]

The Science Museum Climate Science Gallery Cockroach Tour with Superflex

This month the Science Museum officially inaugurates the Cockroach Tour. Here's what happened when I did a sample run at the end of last year... and what you can expect if you decide to dress up as a Cockroach yourself.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Cockroach tour by Mina Bach. A couple of months ago I was invited to visit the Science Museum to dress up as a Cockroach. How on earth could I resist […]

Little Glass Clementine: an interview with luxury recycled jewellery designer Clementine James

From committed climate activist to creator of luxury recycled necklaces, Clementine James has led an intriguing life so far. Here's an extract of her interview to be found in Amelia's Compendium of Fashion Illustration.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Little Glass Clementine by Lesley Barnes. Why the name? I made up the name when I was at my family home on the Mull of Kintyre in Scotland, where I […]

Did PC Mark “Flash” Kennedy ensure my arrest as one of the Ratcliffe 114 ?

In April 2009 I was one of 114 activists arrested at the Iona School in Nottingham. Here's my account of what happened, and how PC Mark Kennedy came to be unmasked as an undercover police agent.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Policeman Undercover by Daria Hlazatova. One day a few years ago I agreed to go on an intrepid action to highlight the causes of climate change. I didn’t know where […]

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review – Cycling in London at the London Transport Museum

the top 50 illustrations endorsing cycling in london to be seen in the London Transport Museum untill the 22nd of August

Written by Jenny Robins

You don’t have long left to visit the Cycling in London Exhibition at the London Transport Museum! Bike by Mark Taplin Sorry about that, it is in the listings, possibly […]

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All that glitters is not gold.

After a couple of scorching weeks, Hannah Bullivant looks at the hosepipe ban, our reliance on water, and the impending water crisis.

Written by Hannah Bullivant

Illustration by Natasha Thompson It’s been sticky, hasn’t it? The sunshine is all well and good whilst you are within spitting distance of a garden or beer garden (or a […]

Graduate Fashion Week: Ravensbourne

It's back to Graduate Fashion Week for a moment with a look at the Ravensbourne show - featuring a winning menswear collection and Dame Viv…

Written by Jonno Ovans

Vivienne Westwood, illustrated by Kerry Lemon While things like free booze and miniature pies are thoroughly good perks of a fashion week, it is also completely inevitable that you somehow […]

Film Preview: Just Do It – get off your arse and change the world launches Crowd Funding appeal

Just Do It looks into the mischievous and risky world of UK climate activists, and it needs your help...

Written by Sally Mumby-Croft

Photography by Mini Mouse Left Field Films is producing an exciting new documentary film on climate change and is asking for your help to get it completed. Since 2009, Just […]

Climate9: Stopping Carbon Emissions at Source. So Who are the Real Criminals?

On the 14th June 2010 the Climate9 go to trial for their actions at Aberdeen airport in Scotland last year. Why should we give them our support? Read on...

Written by Amelia Wells

Donald Trump is behind the expansion of Aberdeen airport. Illustration by Kevin Bradshaw. When the words of the law and the actions of the Government contradict each other, it can […]

A review of Silent City, Part One: A Symposium on Climate Change

An exhibition that addressed the issue of climate change with a particular focus on its impact on the Third World: A reaction against exhibitions such as ‘Earth: Art of a Changing World’ hosted by the RA which tend to present a classless vision of ecological justice made in the West, prioritising the needs of the developed nations over all others.

Written by Max McCormick

Untitled (CCD) by Claire Roberts (detail) The central premise of Silent City, the group comprised of artists Emily Whitebread, Cara Nahaul and Sally Mumby-Croft, whose first exhibition has just opened […]

Professor Brian Cox and his Wonders of the Solar System.

As this BBC2 series presented by Professor Brian Cox comes to an end, I ponder why this heart throb is so important to society. With collaborative illustrations by Abigail Daker and Lesley Barnes.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Illustration by Abigail Daker and Lesley Barnes. This week I discovered the multifarious joys of Professor Brian Cox. I know I know, I’m a bit late with this one. But […]

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Climate Gate at The Royal Institution: Has Global Warming Increased the Toll of Disasters?

On Friday 5th February James Randerson convened a panel of climate scientists to discuss the mess the IPCC has got itself into. Bob Ward, Robert Muir-Wood and Roger Pielke took up the challenge.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Royal Institution lecture hall by Abi Daker So, we all know there’s been a bit of a hoo-hah following the disclosure of some important emails that reveal that the data […]

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Cape Farewell – Creative Responses to Climate Change

Shift Encounters, a series of talks dealing with climate change and culture at the Southbank Centre in London, came to an end yesterday. Contributor Alan Gillingwater was there and gives his views on a talk on the role of architects in creative responses to climate change.

Written by Alan Gillingwater

SHIFT Encounters was put together by the organisation Cape Farewell. Founded by David Buckland in 2001, Cape Farewell has sought to move beyond the scientific debate of climate change by […]

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Carbon Conversations Courses, London

Written by Zofia Walczak

Want to reduce your carbon footprint in 2010, with a group of lovely people, AND reduce your overdraft by saving some money on energy bills?  The Carbon Literacy Forum are co-ordinating free Carbon Conversations courses across several London […]

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Climate Camp Regional Gatherings

Written by Zofia Walczak

——————————————— Climate Camp London Gathering When: Saturday 16th Jan 10.30am to 6.30pm, Sunday 17th Jan 10.30am-5.30pm Where: Tottenham Chances, 399 High Rd, Tottenham, London N17 6QN Nearest tube: Tottenham Hale […]

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People Speak – Who Wants to Be?

As the world meets in Copenhagen to discuss Climate Change, an art collective is inviting you to decide your own fate

Written by Valerie Pezeron

All Photos © The People Speak The People Speak is an arts and technology collective with a very good idea; it is inviting the world to decide its own fate […]